Accession Number:

ADP004259

Title:

Development of a Soil-Wheel Interaction Model

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The determination of the response of a single flexible wheel traversing a yielding or deformable surface is essential for the analysis of the steering performance of wheeled vehicles. Specifically, the sinkage, motion resistance, drawbar pull, torque, and side forces acting on a powered flexible wheel moving on a yielding soil must be accurately determined. Due to the overwhelming complexity of this problem, previous research in this area has been directed, by and large, towards extensive experimentation and the development of empirical equations relating the various parameters of the problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE